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tack
British English: /tak/
American English: /tæk/

Translation of tack in French:

noun

  • 3 (approach) to take ou try another tack
    opter pour une autre tactique
    to change tack
    changer de tactique
  • 4 (Nautical) a tack to port/starboard
    une bordée de bâbord/tribord
    on the port/starboard tack
    bâbord/tribord amures

transitive verb

  • 1 (nail) See examples: to tack something to
    clouer quelque chose à
    (wall, door)
    to tack something down
    clouer quelque chose avec des semences

intransitive verb

  • (sailor)
    faire or tirer une bordée
    (yacht)
    to tack to port/starboard
    (sailor)
    faire or tirer une bordée de bâbord/tribord
    (yacht)
    virer sur bâbord/tribord
    they tacked towards the mainland
    ils sont rentrés vers la terre en louvoyant

Phrasal verbs

tack on

tack [something] on, tack on [something]
fixer [quelque chose] à points de bâti
[figurative]
ajouter [quelque chose] après coup
(clause, ending, building) to à

tack up

tack [something] up, tack up [something]
(poster)

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